Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Silkworm

Partners. Fans of character-driven crime fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy the second Cormoran Strike novel titled, The Silkworm, by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. Private detective Strike has become choosy in selecting clients following the publicity he received after besting the police in solving a high profile case. When a strange woman with no obvious means for paying him asks him to find her missing husband, Strike ditches a bossy and rich client and takes on her case. Both Strike and his apprentice, Robin Ellacot, are developed with greater complexity in this novel, and their partnership provides the glue that holds the novel together. The story is grisly, the sleuthing interesting, and the resolution satisfying. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Silkworm from amazon.com.

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